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CANDICE SCOTT
  • Throws
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad (Barataria SNR Comp)

CAREER VICTORIES: 47
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

Shot Put: 55-4.75 - 2004 SEC Indoor Championships, Lexington, Ky.
Weight Throw: 75-7.5 - 2002 NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOORS
Shot Put: 56-8.50 - 2004 NCAA East Region Championship, Gainesville, Fla.
Discus: 133-9 - 2001 SEC Triangular, Baton Rouge, La.
Hammer Throw: 229-5 - 2004 Olympics, Athens, Greece.

HONORS: (Four-Time NCAA Champion; Eight-Time All-American; One-time NCAA East Regional Champion; Seven- Time All-SEC) 2004 NCAA Outdoor Champion - hammer throw; 2004 NCAA Outdoor All-American - hammer throw; 2004 Southeastern Outdoor Champion - hammer throw; 2004 NCAA Indoor Champion - weight throw; 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American - weight throw, shot put; 2003 NCAA Outdoor Champion - hammer throw; 2003 East Regional Champion - hammer throw; 2003 SEC Hammer Throw Champion; 2002 NCAA Outdoor All-American-hammer throw; 2002 NCAA Outdoor All-American-shot put; 2002 NCAA Indoor All-American - Shot Put, Weight Throw; 2002 Outdoor All-SEC - Hammer throw, Shot Put; 2002 Indoor All-SEC - Shot Put, Weight Throw; 2001 SEC Indoor Champion - Weight Throw; 2002 NCAA Champion, Weight Throw).

2004 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 56-8.50 (shot put); 75-7.50 (weight throw) and 229-1 (hammer throw)... Competed in 18 meets (seven indoor, 11 outdoor)... Defended her NCAA title in the hammer throw, winning with a mark of 225-10... Runner-up in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Region Championship with a toss of 219-2, and also finished third in shot put (55-00.75)... Won the SEC Outdoor title in the hammer throw (221-2) and finished third in the shot put (55-00.75)... Runner-up in the shot put at the FSU Dual Meet with a mark of 54-11.25... Won the championship hammer throw at Penn Relays with a collegiate-record throw of 229-1 and also finished third in the championship shot put (53-1.50)... Top collegiate finisher and runner-up overall in the hammer throw at the Mt. SAC Relays with a mark of 227-1... Runner-up in both the hammer throw (218-3) and the shot put (53-10.50) at the Pomona-Pitzer Classic... Runner-up in both the hammer throw (212-11) and the shot put (53-5.00) at the Sun Angel Classic... Notched a win in the hammer throw at the Mesa Classic with a mark of 216-4... Won the hammer throw (214-9), and finished third in the shot put (50-10.00) at the USF Invitational... Won the shot put with a toss of 55-1.50 and finished second in both the open hammer throw (214-10) and the invitational hammer throw (213-2)... Won the NCAA Indoor weight throw title with a collegiate-record toss of 75-7.50 and added another All-America honor with a seventh-place finish in the shot put (55-2.75) at the NCAA Indoor Championship... Won the SEC weight throw title with a league record mark of 74-7.25 and was the runner-up in the shot put with a personal-best mark of 55-4.75 at the SEC Indoor Championships… Won the weight throw at the Husker Invite with a mark of 75-7.50 to set the collegiate record in the event… Finished third in the shot put (53-8.25) at the Gator Invitational… Finished second in the weight throw (74-10.50) at the SEC Invitational… Won the shot put at the Florida Intercollegiate with a throw of 55-3.75… Finished third in the shot put (51-2.25) at the Clemson Open… Named SEC and Trackshark Athlete of the Week during the weeks of Jan. 26 and Feb. 9... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 Wins (10): Florida Intercollegiate shot put (55-3.75); Husker Invite weight throw (75-7.50); SEC Championship weight throw (74-7.25); NCAA Indoor Championship weight throw (75-7.50); Florida Relays shot put (55-1.50)...USF Invitational hammer throw (214-9); Mesa Classic hammer throw (216-4); Penn Relays championship hammer throw (229-1); SEC Outdoor Championship hammer throw (221-2); NCAA Outdoor Championship hammer throw (225-10)

2003 AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in eight meets (all outdoor)… Re-set the collegiate record for the third time in 2003 with the winning mark of 228-11 at the NCAA Championships, earning her second national title and fifth All-America honor… Also finished ninth in the shot put at the NCAA meet with a mark of 52-2... Won the hammer throw at the NCAA East Regional (214-4) and scored in the shot put (54-00.50) with a fourth-place finish in the event… Won the SEC Championship in the weight throw (217-10) and was runner-up in the shot put (54-11.25)… Won the hammer throw at the Florida Women's Track and Field Classic… Set the collegiate record and the Penn Relays record in the hammer throw (223-10) with a win at Penn Relays… Won the hammer throw at the Sun Angel Classic (217-3)… Won the hammer throw at Florida Relays with a then-collegiate record mark of 223-0 in her first meet of the season… Named Mondo South District Track and Field Athlete of the Year… Named Mondo Athlete of the Week twice… Earned SEC Athlete of the Week honors.

2003 Wins (6): (o): Sun Angel Classic hammer throw (217-3); Penn Relays hammer throw (223-10); Florida Women's Track and Field Classic hammer throw (220-3); SEC Championship hammer throw (217-10); NCAA East Region hammer throw (214-4); 2003 NCAA Championship hammer throw (228-11)

2002 AS A SOPHOMORE (FRESHMAN OUTDOORS): Bests of 55-3.75 (shot put), 75-7.5 (weight throw), 139-9 (discus), 207-6 (hammer)... Competed in 17 meets (seven outdoors; 10 indoors)... Double All-American at the NCAA Championships, fifth in the hammer throw and sixth in the shot put… Double automatic qualifier at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the shot put (55-3.75) and the hammer throw (207-6)… Beat her own school record in the hammer throw… Double-champion at the SEC Championships, taking the hammer throw and the shot put… automatic qualifier in the shot put at the SEC Championships, 54-2.5… Won the shot put for her 20th victory of the season with a 51-6.5 mark at the Butler Twilight… Fourth in the hammer and third in the shot put at the Penn Relays... Automatically qualified in the hammer throw and provisionally qualified in the shot put for the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the Sun Angel Classic… Won both the shot put and the hammer throw at the Gatorade Classic… Took first and second places in the two hammer throw competitions and third in the shot put competition at the Florida Relays… Set a school record in the hammer throw at the Florida Relays, 204-2… Won the hammer throw and the shot put with provisional qualifying marks at the FSU Relays… All-American honors in the weight throw (75-7.5, a school record) and the shot put (54-8) at the NCAA Championships, both were personal bests... First in both the weight throw and the shot put at the Fast Times Qualifier... Earned All-SEC honors in the weight throw (73-8) with a meet record and automatic qualifying mark for the NCAA Championships at the SEC Championships... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the shot put (53-6.5) at the SEC Championships... Finished first in both the weight throw and the shot put at Hoosier Hills... second in the shot put and the weight throw at the Gator Invitational... Second in the shot put and first in the weight throw at the Adidas Invitational... First in both the shot put and the weight throw at the SEC East Challenge... Finished first in the shot put (54-2.75) and weight throw (69) at the Virginia Tech Invitational... Finished with automatic qualifying marks and first place in both the shot put and weight throw at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2002 Wins (24): (o): Georgia Tech Invitational Shot Put (55-3.75); Georgia Tech Invitational Hammer Throw (207-6); SEC Championships hammer throw (198-7); SEC Championships shot put (54-2.5); Butler Twilight shot put (51'6.5); Gatorade Classic shot put (53'10.5) and hammer throw (189'06); Florida Relays hammer throw (195'9); FSU Relays hammer throw (187') and shot put (50'09.5); (i): NCAA Championships weight throw (75'07.5); Fast Times Qualifier shot put (51'0.25) and weight throw (71'04.25); SEC Championships weight throw (73'08) and shot put (53'06.5); Hoosier Hills Invitational weight throw (72'04.5) and shot put (53'09); Adidas Invitational weight throw (73'02.75); SEC East Challenge weight throw (71'05.25) and shot put (54'03.75); Virginia Tech Invitational weight throw (69') and shot put (54'02.75); Florida Intercollegiates weight throw (71'06) and shot put (53'07).

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 63-5.5 in the weight throw, 133-9 in the discus, 179-5 in the hammer throw and 51-8.25 in the shot put... Competed in eight meets (seven indoors, one outdoors)... Competed in only the SEC Triangular meet, winning the shot put in an NCAA provisional qualifying distance (50-1.25) before having surgery on her right knee to repair a torn ACL... Finished ninth at the NCAA Championships weight throw competition... Improved her qualifying status in the weight throw with a 63-5.5 at the Nike Fast Times Meet... Won her first career SEC Championship with a weight throw of 61-6.5, fourth in the shot put... Third in the shot put and fifth in the weight throw at the Tyson Invitational... Moved to second on the all-time Florida weight throw list with a 61-8.5 at the Gator Invitational that improved her provisional status... Earned her second double-win of the season with a win in the shot put at the Gator Invitational... Improved her NCAA provisional status in the shot put with a mark of 51-8.25 9 (second all-time at Florida) at the SEC Quad in Arkansas... Second in the weight throw at the SEC Quad... Won the shot put and weight throw at the Florida Intercollegiates... NCAA provisional qualifier in the weight throw and shot put at the Florida Intercollegiates... throwing the weight for the first time competitively this season.

2001 Wins (7): (i) SEC Championships weight throw (61-6.5); Gator Invitational shot put (49-0.75), weight throw (61-8.5); SEC Quad shot put (51-8.25); Florida Intercollegiates weight throw (59-5), shot put (49-2.5); (o) SEC Triangular shot put (50-1.25).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Voted the best physical education student at her high school... Holds both the under-15 and under-20 shot put records in Trinidad... Has competed in the CARIFTA and the Pan-Am Games... Placed second in the shot put at the 1999 Junior Pan-Am Games.

PREP BESTS: Shot Put-49-8.25; Discus-124-2

MAJOR: Therapeutic Recreation


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